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    Comodo cis, leftover junk in registry, cannot delete

    Hello all, win 7 home premium here, uninstalled Comodo CIS with Revo Uninstaller pro and amount of leftover junk was amazing.
    A few items left in registry that refuse to be deleted with full permission as admin even in safe mode.
    Tried unofficial comodo cleanup (from comodo forum) with no success.
    Tried registry cleaners (JV power Tool, Toolwiz care,...) with no success.
    I heard this comodo junk is full of junk and hard to eliminate fully but, this is plain idiotic for a program to take control in this manner.
    Services, startup, files and directories are gone with the exception of "cmdagent" junk in registry. The situation appears to be non-critical but want ALL comodo junk removed and will NEVER ever again consider anything they have to offer.
    Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
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    Try using Sysinternals PsExec to open Regedit...

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/psexec

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    CMC,

    Try running RegEdit at the System level as follows:

    1. Take an Image Backup as this could be dangerous!
    2. Download SysInternals psexec.exe (I'd recommend the entire SysInternals Suite) and place it in a folder. I use NonInstPrograms in my Docments directory.
    3. Start a Admin Level Command prompt:
      Click the Orb -> Type CMD -> from the search list right on Command.exe and select runas Administrator.
    4. In the command window that opens type:
      d:\Documents\NonInstPrograms\SysInternals\psexec.exe -i -s cmd.exe /c C:\Windows\regedit.exe
      --- Of course you'll replace d:\Documents with what is appropriate for where you placed the psexec.exe file.


    You now have System Level Access (higher than Administrator) and should be able to delete any entry from the Registry so BE CAREFUL!

    HTH

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    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Or you could just leave the registry entries in place. If you have removed the software they won't (shouldn't) have any affect.

    cheers, Paul

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    Did you study/follow Chiron's "Most Effective Way... "?

    (The post date looks old but ignore that, it was updated as recently as October 10th.)

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    RetiredGeek:
    I did this:
    In the command window that opens type:
    d:\SysInternals\psexec.exe -i -s cmd.exe /c C:\Windows\regedit.exe
    --- Of course you'll replace d:\Documents with what is appropriate for where you placed the psexec.exe file.
    What resultant file, where is the resultant file?
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
    http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forum...-Technologies/

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    Need info please
    Last edited by cmc1; 2016-01-02 at 12:30.

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    First, thanks for the idea but, before getting involved;

    @RetiredGeek; what is Orb? I know typing cmd in "Run", opens the consul but have a feeling that is not where I am suppose to run psexec.exe as that will not give an option to search for command.exe and right on it to run as admin.

    @satrow; Tried the instructions and files there to remove junk before posting here

    @PaulT, That would be the final decision if no other way to remove is available

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    OK, figured how to fire up psexec.exe and access the editor however, still cannot not delete cmdagent and subkeys.

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    Instead of the Registry Editor, try using Registrar Registry Manager (free version). I haven't found anything it cant remove, for which reason, back up the Registry before you start. Note that it will find all your left over entries in one pass and will delete them in bulk if required.

    http://www.resplendence.com/registrar

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    If you go down the route of bypassing the security protection of the Registry - and you there's a chance you may trash Windows if you do - take a Registry backup before making any changes

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...#1TC=windows-7

    Having said that, I'd like to repeat the advice in an earlier reply: "leftovers" in the Registry rarely have any discernible effect on performance or anything else and can be left alone. It offends my sense of tidiness, but not as much as the sham industry that has grown up about "Registry cleaning" which rarely does anything useful and in some cases causes real difficulty. Leave it alone unless you have specific symptoms.
    Last edited by MartinM; 2016-01-03 at 06:56.

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    @calimanco, thanks for the link. Registrar Registry Manager seems very interesting however, was not able to delete the trash and "Access Denied" message for all keys and subkeys.

    @MartinM, thanks for the heads up. All precautions are in effects,as far as I am aware.

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    You haven't mentioned contacting Comodo, have you asked them?

    David

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    @Rhinoceros,
    Took Comodo a while to get back. Basically NOTHING...reinstal, try to uninstall, we don,t issue clean up tool, why dont you like Comodo,.. Most of the info was what is available at comodo forum. That, in general, is not a good sign in my book.

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    Hi I use regedit also to remove registry items. Some times they won't delete. I delete what I can and let the rest stay.
    I also use Search Everything to remove the files left behind after uninstalling programs. It is a excellent freeware tool.
    https://www.voidtools.com/

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